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Technical Issue Shuts Down 911 System In Parts Of Michigan

Jan 31, 2020

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An upgrade to Michigan’s 911 emergency system caused a technical issue which resulted in early morning outages across the state. 

State police say a fiber optic line was being updated about 2:30 a.m. Friday when the system crashed and remained down for several hours.

It was restored about 7 a.m. Many county dispatch centers used non-emergency lines as backup.

Grand Rapids police in western Michigan say service has been restored but “intermittent outages may be possible.”

Ex-Michigan Officer Fired For Klan Document Denies Bias

Sep 23, 2019
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan officer fired after a framed Ku Klux Klan application and Confederate flags were found in his home says in a report he collected antiques and memorabilia linked to "The Dukes of Hazard" TV series.

A 400-page report released Monday by Muskegon officials includes an interview with Charles Anderson. Anderson denies any bias or being a KKK supporter or member.

Community members can join the South Bend Police Department Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out Against Crime.

The SBPD hosts multiple events for the community throughout the year.

The St. Joseph County Police added four new dogs to their K-9 unit, three of which were put into service this week. 

Farkas, Odin, and Monti, underwent six weeks of training where they learned to chase fleeing offenders, and search for narcotics and evidence. Corporal Rachel Harvey and her assigned K-9, Odin will be working afternoon patrol.

Michigan City Police get 145 guns off the streets

Mar 2, 2019

Michigan City Police announced that a two-day gun drive that ended March 2nd, has taken 145 weapons off the streets in Laporte County. Police say the weapons taken in will be destroyed. 

The police provided a buyback incentive to encourage gun owners to turn in firearms. Sponsors who supported the buyback included Horizon Bank and the  Community Outreach Donation Fund.

Michigan City Police say criminals are stealing guns from legal owners in increasing numbers, fueling violent crimes.  

Goshen Police Department

 

Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Vicki Becker will file no criminal charges due to insufficient police response following a December incident involving three off-duty police officers, drinking and driving and gunshots.

On December 14 a Goshen police officer on traffic patrol heard gunshots on the Elkhart Road and County Road 17 overpass in Goshen. He followed a truck that came out from under the overpass and pulled it over.

Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese has announced the resignation of Police Chief Ed Windbigler. Neese's office says Windbigler announced his immediate resignation yesterday at the request of the mayor. Windbigler served as police chief for about three years after being appoinyted by Neese in Janurary 2016.

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The South Bend Board of Public Safety set a date Wednesday for the disciplinary hearing for officer Justin Gorny. Gorny was involved in the July car crash that killed 22-year-old, mother of two, Erica Flores.

Indiana State Police

 

State police officers have additional highway patrols out this week watching for people not obeying ‘move over’ laws.

Move over laws are used to protect those who work on the highway. Motorist are required to move over a lane, or slow down if they see stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks or car accidents.

Sergeant Ted Bohner is with the Indiana State Police. He said they look for it all year round but they have extra patrols out now to make more people aware of the law.

The ML-12 shoots bean bags filled with tiny lead pellets to knock down — but not kill — its target.

Police departments across Indiana were looking into body camera technology long before the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Police say two 24-year-old women were sexually assaulted by men at gunpoint.